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Changing the outcome: Peers are key to reentry success

This year, approximately 8,000 people will be released from Wisconsin state prisons. According to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, more than half of those released will be rearrested within three years.  Aaron Hicks and Frank Davis, Reentry Coordinators at the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development in Madison, who were formerly incarcerated, use their experience […]


Extension Innovation Grants Prompt Community Collaboration on Food Systems, Water Quality, Accessibility, and Outreach

UW-Madison Extension awarded funding to 13 projects aimed at bringing innovative ideas to its outreach and education mission. Extension annually solicits proposals for new efforts around educational engagement, community-informed research, and practical guidance. Extension’s place-based educators across Wisconsin and specialists at UW-Madison and other UW campuses conduct needs assessments, work with local partnering organizations, and […]


COVID-19 Vaccines: On Your Back-to-School Checklist

The American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone 12 years and older get the COVID-19 vaccination to protect against COVID-19. Children ages 12-17 are eligible to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Only 32.7% of 12–15-year-olds and 42% of 16-17-year-olds have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine […]


University of Wisconsin-Madison demographers part of research team to win national excellence award for rural population research

UW-Madison Applied Population Laboratory’s Katherine Curtis, Daniel Veroff, and Malia Jones are part of a multidisciplinary, multi-institution research team that was recently awarded the National Excellence in Multistate Research Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This prestigious and highly competitive award recognizes scientists who conduct exemplary research and outreach efforts across multiple states and in doing so enhance the visibility of USDA multistate programs.


New Wisconsin partnerships focus on farmer health and well-being

Ongoing economic conditions continue to take a toll on Wisconsin’s rural communities. These conditions have led to many concerns about the high levels of farm stress, health concerns, and increased suicide risk. UW-Madison Extension is working with partners to provide education, resources, and support to mitigate farm stress and reduce suicide risk in rural communities.

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Espanol – Edible Startup Summit 2020

Emprendedores de todo el estado de Wisconsin se reunirán de manera virtual para una cumbre de dos días el 9 y 10 de noviembre. La cumbre Edible Startup Summit se enfoca en las empresas alimentarias que están en las primeras fases del desarrollo empresarial.